Nationwide Cars Blog

Cars to Buy if You’ve Just Passed Your Test

Are you a first time driver looking for a new car? Then take a look at our list of cars, perfect for new drivers who have just passed their test. Choose from cheap insurance cars, low road tax cars, and fuel-efficient vehicles. Discover the range of cars you could be driving away with.

Britain's Being Caught Short With Broken Back Lights

It has been revealed today that the UK are needlessly being caught out by police for broken car back lights. All policing constabularies within the UK were asked how many Fixed Penalty Notices and Roadside Prohibition Notices they had given out during the 1st November 2016 to 31st October 2017. From the 29 police forces who answered the request, there were 8,323 Fixed Penalty Notices and Roadside Prohibition notices issued.

Cash Payments vs. Finance: Which is Best?

When it comes to buying a vehicle, whether it’s a large 4x4 family car, a sleek urban motor or a commercial business van, more often than not, people's’ number one concern is the cost of the vehicle. Cars are by no means cheap. Due to this, there are a number of plans and payment methods available for you to choose from. But which one is really providing you with the best value?

The Top 5 Vans For Your Business

A van is not a luxury; it is a commodity for many businesses up and down the nation. A van is much like a car - a trusty companion that you can rely on for long and short journeys, and is able to transport numerous objects and items for you, whether big or small. However, not all vans are as good as they seem at first glance.

What Licence Do I Need to Drive a Van?

When it comes to driving on the roads, there’s a number of documents you need to have on your person at all times. Not only do you need your vehicle’s registration and proof of motoring insurance, but you also (of course) need your driver's license.

What Should You Always Keep in Your Car?

To help you always be prepared and ready for whatever life may throw at you, we’ve created the ultimate car survival checklist, complete with everything that you’ll need to help you along the road should you ever find yourself in a jam.

Quick Ways to De-Ice Your Car

Winter gives many car owners a sense of pride as the days shorten and temperatures dip. There is no standing in the cold waiting for public transport, you have your own private heat source, and - in the case of 4x4 owners - ease of travel with your all wheel drive system.